Locations: Roanoke, Blue Ridge
Length: 48 minutes
Sources: Ben T. Young Jr., H.R. Blackburn, C.H. Snyder, Howard Robins
Visit the Norfolk and Western’s Roanoke area. Detailed views of: Roundhouse, Yard, Passenger area, and West End. Go to Blue Ridge and more.
Narrated by Ralph E. Morse. Sound and music. No Chapter Menu. Map is on the product case.
All color film. High quality transfer by Disney Studios.
The roundhouse at Roanoke was 40 stalls. One of the busiest at this time. The narrative is loaded with more details, throughout the program.
A diminutive shop switcher serves the Roundhouse.
Powhatan Arrow by Schafer Crossings
See Y class power in hump Yard service.
Schafer’s Crossing Roundhouse.
Jawn Henry weighed over one million pounds.
The Roanoke Yards are a huge facility.
There is a surprising amount to see at the Yard.
The Roanoke Depot was a modern passenger type.
Plenty of J class locomotives are here.
West End are the yard leads and a great location to catch more action.
In 1957, a Convention had the Roundhouse open for touring.
A couple of 2-8-0 were pulling the ’57 fantrip.
A rare sight to behold. Nose to nose Y class engines at work!
Blue Ridge became a famous spot to film the last stand of N&W steam.
GP9 diesels were the successor to the steam power on the line. While not nearly as strong individually, they could be lashed in multiple unit sets.
Here is an outstanding collection of films with N&W steam. Edited like a feature film. An enjoyable visit to the past. Great for the whole family.
Rating: 5 Stars